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across japan after a massive earthquake. one of the largest in years. >> tsunami watches triggered across the pacific, including hawaii and the west coast. we have extended coverage, now, from japan and the u.s. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us on this very busy news day. a major disaster is unfolding in japan, after a megaearthquake hit overnight. >> now, the quake has triggered a tsunami in the northern part of the country. a 13-foot wall of water, washing away cars, busses, buildings, homes. incredible footage. >> tsunami warnings are posted for most of the pacific, including hawaii, where the coast guard is standing by. a powerful quake was centered around the area of sendai. but it rocked buildings in tokyo, hundreds of miles away. akiko fujita joins us from tokyo this morning. akiko, what is the latest? >> reporter: we are getting new numbers. we now know there are 18 people confirmed dead. that's from our partner out here, nhk. 18 people confirmed dead. and 60 people injured in tokyo alone. keep in mind that tokyo is hours away from the epicenter. 60 people inju
>>> this morning, japan's nuclear crisis grows. radiation, leaking faster than first thought from this crippled plant. >>> children and the elderly checked for exposure. millions still without enough food and heat. and the teetering economy requires another cash infusion today. >>> all of it, japan's biggest test since world war ii. >>> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. japan's nuclear crisis is growing even worse this morning. here's the latest from overnight. >> at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant, radiation is leaking from one of the reactors. thousands of nearby residents have been warned to stay inside. this morning, measurements show the radiation level at 400-times the safe yearly dose. >> and here, officials are keeping a close eye on this crisis. two navy pumping trucks are said to be on their way to that plant. >> and for thousands of japanese survivors, the situation is growing more desperate. they've now spent a fourth night with no food, water or shelter. >>> thousands, of course, are also worried about whether the government is being truthful
>>> this morning, new images of japan's megaquake. the ground coming apart. and in the tsunami zone, debris everywhere. a bus ends up on top of a three-story building. >>> another concern, the nuclear crisis worsens. a new blast at an already-damaged nuclear plant. as the world reaches out, the u.s. military and rescue crews arrive on the scene. >>> we are live in japan, on this special edition of "america this morning." >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. there's two, main concerns in japan this morning, coping with the huge scope of the humanitarian disaster. also, nuclear fares from three, crippled reactors. >> overnight, there was a new blast at the fukushima plant that was felt 25 miles away. and also injured several workers. so far, though, radiation levels are still within legal limits. >>> also today, 2,000 bodies were found on the shores. authorities there may ask foreign funeral homes to send supplies. >> and thousands of people are still missing. and the death toll, now, could pass 10,000. >>> and details on all of these developments,
effort to stop moammar gadhafis crackdown. >>> in japan, one week since the quake and tsunami call on the u.s. for more help. the non-stop battle. >>> japan's newest heroes, firefighters volunteering to fight the nuclear monster. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in the middle east. the u.s. and allies are preparing for a military strike against the government of moammar gadhafi. >> it comes after a vote from the u.n. security council to protect civilians at all costs. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. for weeks now, the world condemned moammar gadhafi's people. now this puts force behind the words. four decades of moammar gadhafi's rule are challenged with a vote. >> translator: ten votes in favor. zero votes against. >> reporter: the u.n. security council voted a no-fly zone to protect rebels. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence and attacks to civilians. >> reporter: this comes weeks after rebel resis tense. gadhafi said attacks are imminent. he said we are coming. we are looking for the traitors and should ha
bunker. despite little radiation risk in most of japan, this morning, there's a race to leave the country. >> for the first time, the u.s. has authorized the evacuation of family members of american diplomats. charter planes are being used to fly americans away from danger. >> and the u.s. is pressuring japan to step up its efforts to avert a nuclear meltdown. they dropped sea water on the crippled reactors today. a heroic step, since the pilots are risking their lives to complete that mission. >> and the tokyo stock market, dropping once again. >>> it was a night of high-level phone calls over the nuclear crisis, as president obama spoke to the japanese prime minister. >> while the white house offered full support in helping japan recover, the president underscored his concern of the safety of americans. emily schmidt begins our report from washington. >> reporter: with the nuclear plant crippled on the ground, desperate efforts are coming from the air. helicopters dumping sea water into the holes of the roof of damaged reactor number three, hoping to cool it enough to prevent a nuclear
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fallout? >>> good morning. we begin with breaking developments in japan's deepening nuclear crisis. a new fire at the troubled plant. >> workers frantically trying to cool down one of those crippled reactors were forced to leave, after a dangerous surge in radiation, stopping efforts to cool down the reactors. >> and on top of this, nerves were furthered rattled when a 6.0 aftershock hit the area. cameras captured the shaky images as the quake rumbled through. >> on top of all that, freezing temperatures and heavy snow are making it even more miserable, for 500,000 people made homeless in the northern part of the country. >>> right now, we're going to go to emily schmidt in washington. emily? >> reporter: today, more problems at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, meant the last line of defense there grew even thinner. >> the worst-case scenarios are starting to unfold. >> reporter: there was a second fire at the fourth unit. a few hours later, smoke rose from the number three reactor. for an hour, the final 50 workers who were kept to prevent a nuclear meltdown, were sent away. >>
with some breaking news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two-times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> also this morning, broccoli was added to an expanding list of tainted vegetables grown in that area around japan's crippled nuclear plant. the fda has already halted all imports from that region. we'll have more about that coming up. >>> meanwhile today, even more breaking news. there is word of an evacuation of workers from one of those crippled reactors at the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuation came amidst some black smoke from the reactor. all six of the reactors have been reconnected, now, to power lines. but it still could weeks or months before the lines could power the facility's all-important cooling systems. >>> now, to libya, where moammar gadhafi's cl
news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuation came amid come black smoke from the reactor. it could still be weeks or months before power lines could power the cooling systems. >>> now, to libya, where moammar gadhafi's closest advisers are said to be plotting his exit strategy. >> but the libyan leader did not seem to be going anywhere, when he showed up on tv for the first time in days. >> emily schmidt has details on the late-night appearance. she is live for u
.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at h final four final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from they air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to say the u.s. acted quickly to void catastrophe. libyan rebels say the actions a. rebels advance more th
, to the grim news from japan, two weeks after the tsunami hit. the number of confirmed dead has passed 10,000. officials suspect that the reactor core at one of the troubled fukushima power plants may have been reached. >> that raises the possibility that more radiation may have been released into the environment. meanwhile, some u.s. marines are now helping in the cleanup efforts in the hard-hit city of sendai. they even had to use bulldozers to shift damaged cars at the airport. >>> and one more note from japan on the pace of the rebuilding there. check out this section of the highway in a photo taken on march 17th. it was ripped apart by the quake as you can see. but let's look at the road just six days later. pretty incredible. >> progress is progress. >>> more money is being raised here at home for victims of the tragedy in japan. hundreds of people walked among the trees last night, ahead of the annual cherry blossom festival. it was a fund-raising vigil for survivors. the cherry blossom tradition began in 1912, with a gift of trees from japan, symbolizing its friendship with the u.
america." >>> in japan this morning, the staggering pain and loss in that earthquake and its aftermath are now being described in numbers. officials now say more than 18,000 people are dead. and it will cost about $235 billion to rebuild. >> but this morning, better news about that damaged nuclear facility. engineers say they are making progress in restoring power to the plant. and that radiation levels are dropping at the two, most damaged reactors. >> however, leaked radiation from that plant has now entered japan's food supply. inspectors have found elevated levels in spinach and milk farmed near that reactor. and also in tap water as far away as tokyo. but they say the levels are too small to be harmful. and none of the produce has been shipped to market. >>> and still, amid all of the . the seemingly miraculous rescue of an 80-year-old woman and her wreckage of their home after nine days. the boy had finally pulled himself free and shouted from the roof of their house. the two had survived on food from their kitchen, where they were pinned. >> unbelievable. >>> back here at home,
, or they're running low. demand for prius tends to surge when gas prices jumped. but japan's earthquake has set production back several weeks. >>> the housing market may be slumping but don't tell that to one russian billionaire. an investor bought the silicone mansion for $100 million. now, this is among the most ever paid for a single-family home. the 30,000-square foot house that was inspired by an 18th century french chateau it has a ball room, a wine cellar, and an indoor and -- of course, it does -- an outdoor pool. >> and if you're wondering where that money comes from, that man is a big investor in facebook. >> how do you furnish 30,000 square feet? my goodness. >> tough life. >> yeah. >>> well, coming up next, the whale that killed a trainer is actually back in front of fans performing again. >>> and then did a pro tennis star aim for a crying child in the stands? >>> and plus a health scare for tv's most famous judge. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. >> ( beeping ) ( beeping stops ) >> announcer: free is better.h@ the v
crisis in japan. anger, now growing over how those in charge are dealing with the ongoing disaster. thanks ! ÑwÑ[= live claritin clear. >>> and welcome back, everybody. time, now, for a check of market activities starting overseas. tokyo's nikkei average slipped 0.2% today. hong kong's hang seng is essentially unchanged. and in london, the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow dropped nearly 23 points yesterday. meanwhile, the nasdaq fell 12 points. >>> well, another week, another increase in gas prices. the seventh-straight increase. the national average rose to $3.60 per gallon in the last week. that's up 3 cents from last week and 80 cents from a year ago. prices are at their highest level since september 2008. this, in part because of the turmoil in the middle east and also the japan earthquake. >>> and that disaster in japan is also limiting your options if you're in the market for a new car. many buyers will have limited color choices for at least a month. that's because of plant damaged by the quake is the only source of a shine nay pigment used in many car
and how gadhafi and now hiding. >>> now, to japan, where the delicate work of restoring power to that crippled nuclear facility the moving forward. this morning, the power was turned back on at a third reactor. water is also being dous two others. getting the power turned back on to all six of the units is key to cooling them down and also reducing radiation leaks. residents near that plant received water shipments this morning. they've been told not to drink the water from the tap because it contains radioactive iodine. the area around the plant supplies tokyo with most of its vegetable, as well. traces of radiation have been found, but in mount amounts that experts say do not pose any risk to humans. >>> we have details about the first confirmed american victim of the catastrophe in japan. taylor anderson was a 24-year-old woman from virginia. she was teaching english when the quake struck. anderson led children to higher ground, before then trying to reach her home by bicycle. she never made it. her sister said she was living the life she always wanted. >
, to japan, where the delicate work of restoring power to the crippled nuclear facility the moving forward. this morning, the power was turned back on at a third reactor. water is being doused on two others. getting the power turned back on to all six of the units is key to cooling them down and also reducing radiation leaks. residents near that plant received water shipments this morning. they've been told not to drink the water from the tap because it contains radioactive iodine. the plant supplies tokyo with most of its vegetable, as well. traces of radiation has been found, but in amounts that experts say do not pose any risk to humans. >>> we have details about the first confirmed american victim of the catastrophe in japan. taylor anderson was a 21-year-old woman from virginia. she was teaching english when the quake struck. anderson led children to higher ground and tried to get to her home by bicycle. she never made it. >>> and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi, is feeling better this morning after being hospitaled briefly in rome. the california democrat said she didn't feel w
in iraq is being blamed. >>> in an effort to help japan deal with its nuclear crisis, the u.s. is sending in some robots. they will enter areas of that crippled nuclear plant where the radiation level is simply too high for humans. the robots will send back video, as well as radiation readings and other data. meanwhile, a new test of sea water near the plant shows radiation there is at its highest level yet. >>> the nation's highest court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination suit against walmart. the supreme court heard arguments on the suit, brought by three of the female employees. several of the justices appeared less than convinced. here's t.j. winick. >> reporter: the plaintiffs accuse walmart of passing them over for promotions, paying them less than men. >> before i got promoted, when i was asking what i need to do, i was told to blow the cobwebs off my makeup and to doll up. >> reporter: the supreme court must decide whether thousands of female employees were discriminated against, but whether they should be allowed to bring the biggest class-action lawsuit ever aga
. >>> in japan, restrictions on drinking water were lifted this morning, even as workers were handing out bottled water in tokyo. new tests showed reduced levels of iodine in tap water. yesterday, parents were told to keep children from drinking water from the tap. >>> meanwhile, also we are getting some fresh looks inside japan's crippled nuclear plant. crews are working in near complete darkness in there. some using flashlights to go about their work. two workers at one reactor were injured today after being exposed to radiation. >>> a key figure in an army war crimes investigation has been sent prison as part of a plea deal. specialist jeremy morlock admitted to killing three, unarmed afghan men last year. he said the killings were part of a larger plot to kill in the war zone. he is expected to testify against four other soldiers, still facing charges. >>> arizona shooting suspect, jared loughner is at a federal medical facility for tests. the determination is whether loughner is competent to stand trial. he is accused in the attack that killed 6 and wounded 13
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for the military mission by this weekend. >>> relief for millions of people in japan today. water restrictions in tokyo have just been lifted after radiation levels finally dropped. but dangerous work continued at the damaged nuclear plant, where three workers were overexposed today to radiation. >>> and a report is due out later today on hunger in america. and the statistics are shocking. more than 50 million americans could not afford food at some point in 2009. that includes 17 million children and also the unemployed. >>> and news on the other side of the spectrum. tiger woods returns to action today, teeing off at the arnold palmer invitational in florida as he prepares for the masters next month. it's been 16 months since woods won a pga event. >>> and byu and duke are the highly-seeded teams taking to the court tonight when the march madness sweet 16 gets under way today. a trip to the final four, who is it going to be? >> come on, tar heels. >> oh, boy. >>> for some of you, now, your local news is coming up next. >> and for everyone else, we'll show you why elizabeth taylor's death rea
-taliban militiaman when the blast struck. another blast yesterday killed 20. >>> parts of japan were shaken by a powerful earthquake, which struck the northeast coast this morning. buildings in tokyo some 200 miles away swayed for about 30 seconds while the quake hit. it triggered a small tsunami. but there were no reports of damage or injury. >>> in wisconsin, union leaders say they are not impressed by the governor's new budget compromise. the governor has offered to keep certain collective bargaining rights in for workers. it's in an attempt to end a three-week stalemate there. they've been holed up across the border in illinois to avoid a vote on that issue. >>> the u.s. marshal service is mourning the loss of one of its own. the agent died hours after a gun battle erupted during a raid in st. louis. 48-year-old john perry passed away. he suffered a gunshot wound to the head, while attempting to arrest a suspect. two agents were wounded. the suspect was killed. >>> and white house drug czar gil kerlikowske is in a boston hospital this morning. he fainted twice yesterday. he was alert an
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